Match Play future remains muddled, but left off early part of '15 schedule

The Match Play Championship will not be in its traditional spot early in the season for the first time since it began in 1999.

PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem said only that he hopes to have a decision by the end of the month on the future of the World Golf Championship. But an announcement out of Texas on Tuesday made one thing clear. There's no room on the schedule for Match Play between the start of the year and The Players Championship.

The Valero Texas Open announced that it again would be played two weeks before the Masters in 2015.

That means every date is taken between the Hyundai Tournament of Championship (Jan. 9-12) and The Players Championship (May 7-10).

The Match Play typically is the last week in February.